2020-10-27 – Shooting Stars

i lit a candle and
offered it up
to the
sky,

not sure
why..

since night already
shimmered with
more light
than i..

..was offered
no reply,
so..

i just snuffed
the wick..

then flashed my eyes
skyward and
sighed.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

image at – https://www.goodfreephotos.com/people/woman-holding-candle-light-up-to-sky.jpg.php

gift at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUlpnMWaNio

2020-10-27 – Hot Cocoa Bath

a parade floats
in on the
tail

of
another,

we’re kids waiting,
wringing cold
hands..

feeling winter
in every
crack,

++++

heads spinning into
sugar plum
crashes

sh-shaking torpor
from stiffer
lashes,

then we
race home,

++++

finally, prune feet
are freed from
old boots..

to slip into energizer
bunny slipper
shoes (don’t
laugh)..

to waddle down
a hazy hall

through steamy
plumes to my
hot cocoa
bath,

stirred creamy
with love..

topped with mint and
marshmallows
too..

++++

drawn for a winter long
bask as i drift
back to
you.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

painting by Richard Hubal at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/st-paul-winter-carnival-love-parade-richard-hubal.html

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/478929741597267225/

2020-10-27 – A Breakfast Bite

one barely toasted
english muffin,
cut in half..

one side lacquered
in natural
PB..

but no, not
butter,
and..

one thin spread
with store
bought
jam,

served up with one
mug of warm
tap water,

sweetened with
no more
than..

one teaspoon
of honey,

++++

i’m happy for
all meals

but first of
day’s..

my lightest,
brightest
one.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

breafkast painting y Seeables at – https://fineartamerica.com/featured/champagne-breakfast-seeables-visual-arts.html

waffle painting at – https://www.artpal.com/hmcneilart?i=37589-10

2020-10-27 – Summer Sitter

in home lacking
stable..

you were warm
breaths
from

the
outside,

a fresh and lively sprite
that showed me

life’s best games
aren’t just for
winners,

kept my head
in dream..

and my hand
in yours..

like a bottomless
box of crayons
through..

those frigid
summers.

..so, i thank you Karen.

image at – https://outschool.com/classes/babysitting-for-beginners-gQhkiZb5?sectionUid=92cfd558-970e-4326-98ce-310ff2b07f46

2020-10-27- Dialing it In

awkward in
reaching,

whether just
to plug the
thing in
or..

++++

in prayer..

for clearer eyes, in
these needy times,
in the face of..

unearthed
shames,
midst..

the toothy grins
of buried
sin..

++++

pity i only reach
busy beeps

or colder prompts
of voicemail
boxes..

each time i
dial it
in.

++++

it’s why i
rather
laze

into another
one eared
listen

than interrupt
the small
talk,
to..

shovel more
words
in.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

..i take it out on my poor pad and pen.

painting by Gely Korzhev-Chuvelyov at – https://03varvara.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/gely-korzhev-chuvelyov-an-evening-phone-call-1993/

2020-10-26 – Cold Side of the Door

shaken from a
knotty
net..

i tumble from sky
through dusty gloom
to crawl across
a grassy
room

towards pale
balloon

strung around
a copper
knob..

knocker’s a crab
with hungry
claws

mud crusted,
fresh from
the bog,

back for
more..

+++

a welcome charm
on any home
owner’s
door,

each knock’s a pause
for thought and a
bit of levity..

for those still stuck
on frosty side
of warmer
shores.

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygorm

image at – https://www.houzz.com/photos/crab-door-knocker-nickel-silver-mh1153-modern-entry-providence-phvw-vp~92521382

gif at – https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/327285097925628558/